ChartDirector 6.0 (C++ Edition)

Dual Y-Axis




This example demonstrates a chart with two independent y-axis.

ChartDirector supports arbitrary number of axes. The first two x and y axes are most commonly used and can be retrieved using XYChart.xAxis, XYChart.xAxis2, XYChart.yAxis and XYChart.yAxis2. These axes are by default put at the edges of the plot area.

By default, a data set will bind to the primary y-axis. This can be modified by using DataSet.setUseYAxis or DataSet.setUseYAxis2.

The y-axes in this example are of different colors. This is achieved by using Axis.setColors.

Source Code Listing

[The following code is available in "cppdemo/dualyaxis". A MFC version of the code is available in "mfcdemo/mfcdemo" (Windows edition only). A QT version of the code is available in "qtdemo/qtdemo".]
#include "chartdir.h"

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    // The data for the chart
    double data0[] = {0.05, 0.06, 0.48, 0.1, 0.01, 0.05};
    double data1[] = {100, 125, 265, 147, 67, 105};
    const char *labels[] = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun"};

    // Create a XYChart object of size 300 x 180 pixels
    XYChart *c = new XYChart(300, 180);

    // Set the plot area at (50, 20) and of size 200 x 130 pixels
    c->setPlotArea(50, 20, 200, 130);

    // Add a title to the chart using 8pt Arial Bold font
    c->addTitle("Independent Y-Axis Demo", "arialbd.ttf", 8);

    // Set the labels on the x axis.
    c->xAxis()->setLabels(StringArray(labels, (int)(sizeof(labels) / sizeof(labels[0]))));

    // Add a title to the primary (left) y axis
    c->yAxis()->setTitle("Packet Drop Rate (pps)");

    // Set the axis, label and title colors for the primary y axis to red (0xc00000) to match the
    // first data set
    c->yAxis()->setColors(0xc00000, 0xc00000, 0xc00000);

    // Add a title to the secondary (right) y axis
    c->yAxis2()->setTitle("Throughtput (MBytes)");

    // set the axis, label and title colors for the primary y axis to green (0x008000) to match the
    // second data set
    c->yAxis2()->setColors(0x008000, 0x008000, 0x008000);

    // Add a line layer to for the first data set using red (0xc00000) color with a line width to 3
    // pixels
    c->addLineLayer(DoubleArray(data0, (int)(sizeof(data0) / sizeof(data0[0]))), 0xc00000
        )->setLineWidth(3);

    // Add a bar layer to for the second data set using green (0x00C000) color. Bind the second data
    // set to the secondary (right) y axis
    c->addBarLayer(DoubleArray(data1, (int)(sizeof(data1) / sizeof(data1[0]))), 0x00c000
        )->setUseYAxis2();

    // Output the chart
    c->makeChart("dualyaxis.png");

    //free up resources
    delete c;
    return 0;
}